Writer And Editor Statistics in the US

The average employee age for writer and editors is 42 years. The writer and editor workforce reached a whopping 74,950 in 2020!

Among writer and editors, we discovered that 57.2% of them are women, while 38.8% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among writer and editors is White, which makes up 78.5% of all writer and editors. Comparatively, there are 7.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.0% of the Asian ethnicity. The majority of writer and editors are located in NY, New York and CA, Los Angeles.

Writer and editors are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, writer and editors are more likely to find a job in the media industry. Looking at writer and editor statistics, we found was that Virginia, Massachusetts, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island are where writer and editors find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about writer and editor demographics? We analyzed 35,879 writer and editors resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Writer And Editor Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as writer and editors. Keep reading to find out what the results for writer and editors were.

Writer And Editor Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among writer and editors is White, which makes up 78.5% of all writer and editors. Comparatively, there are 7.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.0% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 78.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.8%
  • Asian, 7.0%
  • Black or African American, 3.9%
  • Unknown, 2.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Writer And Editors

The chart below shows that 42.7% of writer and editors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 19.0% and German is the third-most popular at 6.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 42.7%
  • French, 19.0%
  • German, 6.3%
  • Italian, 5.4%
  • Japanese, 3.7%
  • Other, 22.9%

Most Common Degree for Writer And Editor

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for writer and editors. The most common degree for writer and editors is bachelor's degree. In fact, 61% of writer and editors earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 23% and rounding it off is associate degree with 5%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 72%
  • Masters degree, 12%
  • Certificate degree, 6%
  • Associate degree, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Writer And Editor Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among writer and editors.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Writer And Editor Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the writer and editor position over time.

Male
Female
50%
47%
45%
42%
40%
37%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Writer And Editor Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of writer and editors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of writer and editors based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Writer And Editor

By looking over 35,879 writer and editors resumes, we figured out that the average writer and editor enjoys staying at their job for 11+ years for a percentage of 23%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Writer And Editor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of writer and editor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of writer and editors is 40+ years old, which represents 54% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Writer And Editors with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, track announcer and public address announcer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Deaf Interpreter16%77%
Educational Interpreter20%74%
Events And Communications Coordinator21%75%
Writer And Editor39%57%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Writer And Editor
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Writer And Editors with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to writer and editors.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Contractor-Senior Technical Writer15.82%
Stringer19.36%
Story Writer22.69%
FM Announcer25.03%
Medical Interpreter27.03%
Writer And Editor28.26%
Environmental Communications Specialist30.27%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Writer And Editor?

male-income
Male Income
$46,803
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Female Income
$43,939

Writer And Editor Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Black or African American men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$50,848
$49,577
$48,307
$47,036
$45,765
$44,494
$43,224
$41,953
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Writer And Editor Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$45,351
Doctorate Degree$50,426
Master's Degree$50,933

Writer And Editor Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$54,787
$52,860
$50,933
$49,005
$47,078
$45,151
$43,224
$41,296
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Writer And Editor Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a writer and editor can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of writer and editors is $44,440. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Writer And Editors Earn The Most?

The map here shows where writer and editors earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Writer And Editors Located?

By looking through more than 35,879 resumes, we found that the most popular places for writer and editors are NY, New York and CA, Los Angeles.

Number of Writer And Editors

Where Are Writer And Editors In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country writer and editors are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Writer And Editor Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ writer and editors. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most writer and editors is the media industry.

What Percentage Of Writer And Editor Jobs Are Remote?

69.4% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

30.6% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire writer and editors.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Writer And Editor Work In

Employees with the writer and editor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most writer and editors prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Public

Private

Government

Education

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ writer and editors. Those industries include media, technology and non profits.

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Media

Fortune 500

Technology

Non Profits

Education

Writer And Editor Jobs